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Fasciology: A New Theory on the Human Self-supervision and Control System

YUAN Lin1, WANG Jun1, WANG Chun-lei1, SHEN Bao-lin1, DAI Jing-xing1, HUANG Yong21. Teaching and Research Section of Anthropotomy, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510515,China2. Teaching and Research Section of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, School of Chinese Medicine,Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510515, China  
Modern biology considers a cell as a basic functional unit of human being, and then the cells with similar function organize a tissue; furthermore, different tissues organize an organ with a certain shape and function; in the end, several organs organize as a functional system. It is well known that there are nine functional systems in human being, namely, digestive, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, circulatory, motor, sensory organ, nervous and endocrinal systems. Now we put forward a new system, which is the 10th functional system-human self-supervision and control system. The study of digital human body showed that there are some special imaging structures of the fascia and connective tissues, including some lines and points, exist in the human body. Then, we found the distribution of these lines and points have close relationship with that of traditional meridian and acu-points system. Meridian and acu-points system is a functional system, and how about the fascia and connective tissues? The above result was analyzed combined with the theories of tridermic principle of embryonic development, developmental biology and modern medical biology. The mesoblastic mesenchyme differentiates the organs and systems. After that, the rest part of the mesenchyme forms the fascia and connective network. The fascia and connective system, based on the stem cells, provides cellular storage and supply for the reproduction of the other functional cells. In the mean time, the system takes part in the supervision of the internal circumstance and the regulation of the functional state of the body through nervous and endocrinal systems. Hence, it is named the "human self-supervision and control system", and the theory on the new system is named "fasciology". The study of fasciology opens a new field in biology by putting forward the new functional system. And the study also gives a biological explain for the mechanism of acupuncture, meridians and acu-points. Besides, the study can provide some new thoughts on inviting new methods and techniques for the difficulty and complicated diseases, such as developmental defect, senility and cancers.
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